When Brady Hoke was named the 19th coach in the history of Michigan Football he had 3 weeks to assemble a recruiting class that had dwindled down to about 10 players. Hoke and his staff have done a marvelous job of not only salvaging the class, but putting together what will likely end up being a Top 25 crew.
Michigan hosted back-to-back recruiting weekends and their class is now up to 17 commits. According to rivals.com, they have jumped past Iowa and Michigan State and now have the 2nd best class in the Big Ten.
With signing day coming up on Wednesday, I thought it was a good time to assess the remaining prospects who are still considering Michigan. Here, in alphabetical order, are the 6 that Michigan still has a real chance of landing. Keep in mind there could still be a signing day surprise that comes out of leftfield.
Chris Barnett: 6-foot-5, 245 4-star TE out of Hurst, Texas – He visited Michigan this past weekend. Barnett will decide between U-M and Arkansas. He won’t be announcing his choice until Saturday. Odds he goes Maize and Blue – 70/30
Frank Clark: 6-foot-2, 210 pound 3-star LB out of Glenville, Ohio – He visited Michigan 2 weeks ago and is also considering Michigan State and North Carolina. Odds he goes Maize and Blue – 90/10
Darian Cooper: 6-foot-1, 295 pound 4-star DT out of Hyattsville, Maryland – He visited this past weekend. He will decide between Michigan, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, and Iowa. Cooper’s announcement will be covered by ESPN at noon on Wednesday. Odds he goes Maize and Blue – 50/50
Jake Fisher: 6-foot-7, 270 pound 3-star OT out of Traverse City, Michigan – He visited Oregon this past weekend. Fisher will decide on Wednesday at 8am between Michigan, Oregon, Florida and Michigan State. Odds he goes Maize and Blue – 35/65
Thomas Rawls: 5-foot-10, 215 pound 3-star RB out of Flint, Michigan – He had been waiting for a Michigan offer which he got on his visit this weekend. He is expected to announce for Michigan on Tuesday at 1:30pm. Odds he goes Maize and Blue – 99/1
Leilon Willingham: 6-foot-2, 240 pound 4-star LB out of Denver, Colorado – He visited Michigan 2 weeks ago. Michigan is in a good position with him and he will decide on signing day. The main competition appears to be Arizona State or Washington. Odds he goes Maize and Blue – 80/20
- The Big House will feature a new HD Video board for the 2011 season
- If you haven’t watched this video yet, it is worth viewing: Brady Hoke’s first day on the job
- Hoke named Mike Vollmar and Bob Lopez to administrative positions
Here are the 17 prospects who have already committed to play for Michigan
[table id=23 /]